Explore James Bond Film Locations in Scotland

Explore James Bond Film Locations in Scotland

by Scottish Tourer October 20, 2019

With Scotlands natural beauty it is no wonder that its home to some rather famous film locations. As many Bond fans will know Scotland was the key ingredient to Skyfall, the fourth Bond Film to feature Scotlands rugged terrain. Glen Coe and its outstanding landscapes is also where Bonds family heritage and routes are found. The view you get as you enter the top of Glen Coe is truly breath taking. 

Back at the beginning in 1962 Ian Fleming gave Bond his Scottish heritage. Bond as a child attended the prestigious Fettes College in Edinburgh.  If you are travelling through Edinburgh it’s a fantastic city with so much history to explore. The setting however for Bonds family home came from 1969 in “On her majesty’s secret service” where is comes to light that Bonds father was originally from Glen Coe. 

Bond Film Locations 

Where to Find them 

  • Glencoe is found within the beautiful Lochaber Geopark.  The deep valley and the towering mountains carved by ancient glaciers and volcanic explosions is unmissable on your travels. As you drive through Glencoe you can explore first hand the volcano that carved much of the valleys that lie there today. Not only is this site key to Skyfall but many fans will also be familiar with its links to the Harry Potter films. 
  • Glen Etive gives not only more film locations for Skyfall but also from Braveheart. There is now a driving route through the glen so you can really embrace its beauty.  If it’s a bit of adrenaline your looking for, look no further than the rivers here. Classed as grade 4 rapids this is not for the feint hearted or a beginner but a fantastic place to make some memories.

Bond film locations

  • Loch Craignish lies between Oban and the crinan canal. Here you will find no shortage of walking routes by the loch. If you need a pitstop why not try Ardfern village on the shore.  Here you can embrace a quieter way of life, fabulous local produce and collect a souvenir to take home with you. Those fans who enjoyed “From Russia with Love” will recognise the loch.
  • Eilean Donan Castle by the Kyle of Lochalsh is possibly one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. The castle itself sits on its own island and overlooks the Isle of Skye. The castle can be accessed via a small bridge and is popular tourist spot. Those film fans will recognise it from “The world is not enough” and also “Highlander”. 

Eiliean Donan Castle

Why embrace your love of film in a motorhome?

Scottish Tourer gives you the power to create your very own holiday. Tailored to you and your parties wishes, hopes and dreams. What other holiday can do this and provide you with the flexibility to move as little or as often as you like? You can choose to explore at your leisure with only you as a time pressure.  With our luxury, fully equipped motorhomes you will not be restricted to a campsite as you have all you need on board.  We can provide many extras that can be found on our website https://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/ 

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